Pick Your Own Pumpkins near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

NOW CLOSED:  Last Day Monday 24 October

Thank you to all our fabulous customers who have made this year so much fun!
We hope to see you at Blackthorpe Barn for our Christmas festivities and next year for the sunflowers and pumpkins again.

It was such a great time last year that we are back this year with a much bigger pumpkin patch.

Opening 9am-5pm on these dates:

  • 1st & 2nd Oct
  • 8th & 9th Oct
  • 15th & 16th Oct
  • Last day 24 October 
  • Free Entry and Free Parking
  • No booking needed
  • Coffee, snacks, toasties, licensed bar and ice cream available
  • Toilet facilities
  • Pay per pumpkin
  • Bring your wellies, just in case!


Just in time for Halloween, Rougham Estate has a beautiful field full of thousands of pumpkins, squashes and gourds in 18 different varieties and many different sizes, just waiting to be picked.

Positioned just off Junction 45 on the A14, the aptly named Rougham Pumpkin Patch is a sea of orange (and other colours), allowing visitors to grab a wheelbarrow and choose their perfect pumpkins to carve into spooky faces or scary scenes this Halloween.

There is plenty more to enjoy too, with sandpits, pedal tractors and small pumpkin games for the family. There will also be lots of special selfie opportunities such as the Rougham Estate Scarecrows.
If you are in need of refreshments, why not enjoy superb coffee, posh toasties, cakes and a choice of ice creams. We even have a licensed bar on-site for those who need a break from the pumpkins!

Please note – the pumpkins can be eaten, but the available gourds are not edible.

"We came this morning with my grandchildren and family and we had the best time!" - V.D


The pumpkins are in a different field to 2021.

The entrance is just east of Bury St. Edmunds, easily accessible from the A14 and clearly sign-posted from Junction 45.

Take Junction 45 from the A14, just East of Bury St. Edmunds and follow our signage.

From the Eastbound Carriageway:
– turn right at the roundabout at the end of the A14 slip road
– go up the north carriageway of Sow Lane
– fully around the roundabout at the top
– back down the south carriageway of Sow Lane
– turn right off Sow Lane into the grass parking.

From the Westbound Carriageway
– turn left at the end of the A14 slip road
– drive under the bridge
– straight over the first roundabout
– go up the north carriageway of Sow Lane
– fully around the roundabout at the top
– back down the south carriageway of Sow Lane
– turn right off Sow Lane into the grass parking.


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Postcode: The postcode for the nearby industrial estate is IP30 9ND – Note: this is NOT the postcode for the pumpkin patch, but will get you near the A14, Junction 45 roundabout. See the diagram and follow the pumpkin signs from the A14, J45 roundabout.

Opening Times

The Rougham Pumpkin Patch will be open on the weekends in October 2022 from 9am to 5pm, and also daily over half term, from Thursday 20th – 30th October.

Watch our social media to see find out about any changes in opening times.

Daily 9am – 5pm

Plenty of parking spaces

Entry & Parking: Free

Click here to see all the other events on at Rougham Estate

"We had the best time picking pumpkins at your patch yesterday! Thank you. Everything was so well organised and lots to do for the little ones!" - L.B

Arriving Here

When you visit the Rougham Pumpkin Patch you will be directed by a member of staff to park. We have ample parking on grass.

Toilet facilities are available including an accessible and baby change unit.

The Pumpkin Patch is packed with plenty of photo opportunities to capture special moments of your visit. 

Car parking and admission are free. There is no need to book.

Facilities and attractions

Apart from the marquee, the large pyramids built from straw bales is back by popular demand, perfect for climbing on and also a large gold frame, which is perfect for taking family photos and selfies.

For small children, small sandpits are provided to keep them entertained.

Face-painting will be available each day the Pumpkin Patch is open and during the half-term week there will be pumpkin-carving opportunities as well.

Toilet facilities are available at the field as well as accessible toilet and baby changing facilities.

During the half term week, from 24th October, the Country Christmas Shop will be open at Blackthorpe Barn, a short drive away, and other craft workshops are on offer too. Click here for more information about what else is on at Rougham Estate 

"We had such a lovely time. Brilliant, brilliant set up. I personally think you've absolutely aced it!" - E.C


There is a choice of picnic spots with benches and a grassy area, so bring along your blanket and hamper for a lovely day out.

If you don’t fancy bringing your own picnic, catering is on offer each day that we are open, with snacks and drinks, posh toasties, cakes and a licensed bar.

Finally, if your day is not complete without ice cream, then this is available too from our fabulous ice cream stall!

A short drive away, on the other side of the A14, the Courtyard Café at Blackthorpe Barn is open, if you’d like to make a trip there; you can visit the other events that are open there.


Well-behaved dogs are welcome to come and visit the picnic area on the grass by the tents, but NOT within any of the pumpkin patch area. Dogs must be kept on a short lead at all times; they can be intimidating to small children unused to dogs.

Don’t forget to bring poop-bags, which must be used when required, and to take any waste away with you.

This is a family-friendly location; we want to keep the large pumpkin patch clear of any dog fouling. (From previous experience, unfortunately not all dog owners are responsible and we have had to clear up mess left.)

"Had a fantastic day there today with all the family! So much fun, very nice and spacious and lots to do for the kiddies, come rain or shine!" - C.MC

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The pumpkin patch is full of selfie opportunities: a brilliant day out like this needs to be shared!

We love seeing all your gorgeous pictures of your visits to Rougham Estate. Do continue to share your images on social media; please tag us using #roughampumpkins.

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Picking your pumpkins

You will be able to pick your own pumpkins from the pumpkin patch and cart them around using our wheelbarrows. All the pumpkins have been left to mature just where they grew, so just wander around, checking under the big leaves and marvel at the choice, popping pumpkins in your barrow as you go round.

When you are done and ready to leave, head for the marquee where our helpful staff will measure and price your pumpkins according to size. The pumpkins will be measured by passing them through a special measuring board, with holes cut through it. The larger the pumpkin, the higher the cost. Payment is preferably by card please, and can be made in the marquee.

"Amazing place, thoroughly recommend it. Very well run ! Lots to do for a great visit and a great range of pumpkins to pick" - S.F


Pumpkins cost between £1 – £6 each, depending on size, with an extra 50p added for the white pumpkins.
The small gourds are priced at 50p and the larger ones at £1.
Cards are the preferred method of payment, although we do take cash; please remember to bring your card. Payment is taken in the marquee.

Leaving the pumpkin patch

We are operating a one-way system for all visitors arriving by car, so look out for the exit signs which will guide you back onto the public road. 
Please note that the exit road is a left-hand turn only and will signpost you accordingly.

"We came last weekend with my children and grandsons. We had the best time. All the games for free are a bonus. ... The photo spots are brilliant. The pumpkins are beautiful and well priced. It was a lovely family day. We will definitely be returning next year. Thank you." - J.G

Professional Photography and Drone Flights

We are happy to encourage professional photographers to use our wonderful pumpkin patch for photoshoots, including drone operators.

For the comfort and safety of all our visitors, and considering the fact that the pumpkin patch is part of Rougham Estate which is private land, all professional, commercial, for-profit, paid-for or “organised” photoshoots require a license and must be pre-booked and authorised by Rougham Estate.

Drone use is strictly prohibited unless pre-arranged and authorised by Rougham Estate. It must be undertaken during hours that the site is not open to the public and will incur a fee.

Requests to privately open any part of the Pumpkin Patch for photography must be pre-arranged with Rougham Estate and will incur a fee.

Rougham Estate must be credited on all professional/commercial images sold or used for social media.

Unauthorised professional photographers or photoshoots may be asked to leave/stop as determined by Rougham Estate staff.

If you are interested in holding a photoshoot or flying a drone at the pumpkin patch, please contact Amie:

Amie Deane
T: 01359 270238
E: amie@roughamestate.com

This event is brought to you by Rougham Estate

Further information:

Amie Deane
T: 01359 270238
E: amie@roughamestate.com

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